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October 2011

New $89 Open-source Hardware Runs Full Linux OS

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Linux
Hardware

pcworld.com: An open-source hardware group on Monday announced a US$89 credit-card sized motherboard based on an ARM processor that could be used for robotics, gaming and medical devices.

Linux Foundation Launches OpenMAMA Project

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Linux

eweek.com: Several financial services firms are teaming up to launch the OpenMAMA project to deliver a new open-source messaging API, according to the Linux Foundation.

Also: Gloves off in NYSE: Red Hat trading tech face-off

Ubuntu Linux heads to smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, plans to take on Android, iOS and Windows on the smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.

Mandriva Linux 2011.0

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MDV

techquark.com: It's been a tough couple of years for Mandriva, with a lot of uncertainty about its future. The rising popularity of other mainstream distros and flagging sales brought it close to bankruptcy.

Mea culpa: coming clean about my n00b Linux mistakes

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Linux

zdnet.com: A little over a week ago, I wrote a rant about how my Linux server had crashed. I was upset when I wrote the piece, having lost a lot of work. Since then, the article itself got almost 800 comments and even my respected colleagues here on ZDNet and elsewhere have weighed in.

Kubuntu 11.10: It seems that there is a problem.

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Linux

I guess this is a bug report. I'll be filing this soon, probably tomorrow, but I wonder if anybody else has seen this.

The screens hots probably aren't going to show up here so go to http://unityisntthatbad.blogspot.com/

Complete Arch Linux Installation, Part 2: Graphical User Interface & Packages

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Linux
HowTos

businessinsider.com: Welcome to the second part of the Arch Linux installation tutorial! We are installing Arch because of the amount of users who want to learn how to get into Linux.

What People Are Saying About GNOME [Part 2]

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Software

phoronix.com: A few days ago I shared the first one thousand comments about the GNOME desktop from the 2011 GNOME User Survey. Here's now the next set of one thousand comments concerning the state of GNOME in the eyes of end-users.

My life with a Linux Desktop in the Corporate World...

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Linux

linuxinstall.net: When I recently changed jobs I was given the opportunity to build my dream machine and put what ever OS “I thought would be best”. Several of my counterparts were running Linux or dual booting between Linux and Windows.

Linux is far from dead on the desktop, but it is time to start again..

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Linux

Linux is an important OS, has a long history, and serves many people well, which is why it is time to kill it and end this game...

These are not the ramblings of a lunatic looking to start a flame war.. This is the reality in todays dog eat dog world.

Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/10/linux-is-far-from-dead-on-desktop-but.html

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